Associated autoimmune diseases in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Lynne L Levitsky, MD
Lynne L Levitsky, MD
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH
Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH
- Pediatric Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Units
- Mass General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood, is caused by insulin deficiency resulting from the destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. (See "Pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes mellitus".)
Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk for developing other autoimmune diseases, most commonly autoimmune thyroiditis and celiac disease. These associated autoimmune diseases are presented here.
Other issues in this population are discussed separately:
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